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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Chapter 10. Twisted-Pair Cabling Standards and Performance Requirements

As is the case for the other aspects of data communications, cabling standards are important in order to foster a competitive market for products that do what they are supposed to do. Cabling standards also give test equipment vendors the basis on which to build test products.

Twisted-pair cabling is the most frequently used Ethernet LAN medium. This chapter focuses on twisted-pair cabling requirements and the tests that you must perform to check whether your cable conforms to these requirements. Tests for fiber optic cable are discussed briefly at the end of the chapter.

Cable testing equipment, which is an essential part of a LAN technician's arsenal, can check out the ...

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